In the Student Spotlight: Jan. 18, 2019

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  • IGISTGraphic design student Geoffrey Gilderoy along with NAU alumna Kim Boynton are part of a team to develop the world’s first immersive novel, IGIST (the Intergalactic Institute of Science and Technology)—part game, part book, part augmented reality. The novel uses an app to immerse readers in an alternate universe with complex scientific challenges they must solve and overcome. Lead author L.S. Larson and the IGIST team will showcase the novel from 4-5 p.m. Jan 19 at Lowell Observatory. Admission is free to the public, and the event is geared toward middle and high school students. Reserve your seat on eventbrite and learn more about the first installment of IGIST online.

  • Senior sprinter Jasmine Malone was named Big Sky Athlete of the Week for her performance at the Friday Night Duals. She won first place in the 300-meter race with a time of 37.94 seconds. In the 60-meter race she finished in seventh place with a time of 7.54 seconds, a tie for her personal best.
  • Sophomore Elisa Rodriguez was named WAC Swimmer of the Week and senior Tatiana Kurach was named WAC Diver of the Week for their performances in the meet against Kansas and Northern Colorado. Rodriguez won first place in the 50 freestyle and second place in 100 freestyle, 200 medley race and 400 freestyle relay. Kurach won second place for both the 1-meter and 3-meter events.
  • Seven photojournalism students accompanied associate professor Laura L. Camden to Cuba for the study abroad program. Students reported stories on Cuban and American relations being re-established and how the Cuban culture is changing. An exhibition of the photography will be on display at the School of Communication’s gallery in early spring.
  • Junior Chiara Tomasetti earned the Big Sky’s first Women’s Tennis Player of the Week for compiling two singles wins and two doubles wins. This award is her fourth of her career, and she is the only nationally ranked singles player in the conference.
  • Graduate student Ali Farghadan authored the paper “The combined effect of wall shear stress topology and magnitude on cardiovascular mass transport,” published in the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. Farghadan’s paper looks at the study of how wall shear stress could potentially be used to predict qualitative surface concentration patterns without the need to solve cardiovascular mass transport problems.